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June 10, 1988 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-06-10

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Voters Co To The Polls
For Education On Monday


Joseph Havrelko and Richard Cook fill a pool at Congregation B'nai Moshe for a dozen
ducklings and their mother who have made their home in the synagogue courtyard for two

Temple Israel Considering
12 Additional Classrooms



he membership of Temple
Israel will consider several
proposals Tuesday evening to
add classroom space at the temple.

The 2,000-family congregation
will vote at its annual meeting
whether to double the number of
classrooms at its Walnut Lake Road
facilty to 24, add a multi-purpose
room and youth room, and redesign
the temple offices and chapel
Temple Israel President Frederic
I. Keywell and Education Director

Joseph A. Poisson said several pro-
posals will be placed before the
membership, but declined to discuss
details in advance of the meeting.
Poisson said the temple now has
1,600 students in pre-kindergarten
through 12th grade programs. In ad-
dition to the 12 classrooms and other
rooms used for classes at the temple,
the congregation rents classroom
space at Green Elementary and Or-
chard Lake Middle schools in West
Bloomfield and Thompson Middle
School in Southfield.
"If an addition is built, the other
buildings would still be needed;'
Poisson said.

oils open at 7 a.m. Monday for
elections in six Oakland
County school districts.
Voters in Birmingham, Bloom-
field Hills, Southfield, West Bloom-
field, Oak Park and Farmington —
with heavy Jewish popuations — will
each elect two trustees to serve four-
year terms. Winners will join their
respective seven-member school
Fifty-five terms expire this year in
Oakland County's 17 school districts
and 40 incumbents are seeking re-
election. The list includes 62 new can-
didates running for 53 open spots.
In Birmingham, four newcomers
. and one incumbent are vying for two
trustee positions. Incumbent Judith
Perryman, 44, a homemaker who has
served one term, faces businessmen
Vincent Bonacci, 41, William Ging,
31 and Malcolm Hay, 49, and
homemaker Martha Schickedanz, 43.
Two incumbents and one
newcomer will battle it out for two
openings on the Bloomfield Hills
School Board. Incumbents Edward
Fleischmann, 58, a businessman, and
homemaker Linda Finkel, 47, face
businessman James Rossow, 47.
Long-time Southfield school board
member Zelda Robinson, 58, faces five
new candidates including Mayor
Donald Fracassi's son, Donald M.
Fracassi, 27. Also vying for the two
open four-year terms are Sandra
Brutman, 44, Joyce McClenney, 40,
Peter Mitoff, 49, and Walter Reynolds,

"We must maintain a school en-
vironment that is conducive to educa-
tion at its very best," said Robinson,
who has served on the school board
since 1976. Robinson says she was in-
strumental in establishing Holocaust
studies in the Southfield schools.
In West Bloomfield, four new can-
didates and incumbent Dede Andraea
are vying for two open spots on the
school board. Andraea, 41, faces Dr.

"We must maintain
a school environment
that is conducive to
education at its very
— Zelda Robinson,
Southfield school board

Avery Murav, 37, businessman Edwin
Basile, 39, Jorge Pezzat, 40, a student
on leave from General Motors Cor-
poration, and attorney Joseph
Ehrlich, 38.
Oak Park's slate of candidates in-
cludes incumbents Louise Mitchell,
50, a Detroit teacher, incumbent Ezra
Roberg, 41, also a Detroit teacher, and
new candidate Maxine Gutfreund, 51.
And in Farmington, new can-
didate Dr. Bruce Jacob, 37, incumbent
James Abernethy, 47, a college pro-
fessor, and incumbent Helen Prutow,
47, also an Oakland Intermediate
School District board member, are
running for two open positions.
Polls will be open until 8 p.m.

p UP

Americans Go
To Help Israelis

New York (JTA) — For the
second time since the begin-
ning of the unrest in the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip on
Dec. 9, a planeload of hun-
dreds of American volunteers
will leave for Israel on June
According to Florence
Cohen, vice president and na-
tional coordinator of
Volunteers For Israel, which
is sponsoring the trip, more
than 450 volunteers will go to
Israel on the chartered El Al
She said that participants
in the program will spend
three weeks in Israel as
civilian volunteers, living and
working with Israelis at

maintenance bases, kibbut-
zim, moshavim and in

Flint Meeting

Some 150 Jewish leaders
from throughout the United
States have been invited to
Flint on Sunday and Monday
for the executive committee
and commission meetings of
the National Jewish Corn-
munity Relations Advisory
Michael Pelavin of Flint
chairs NJCRAC, Vice Chair-
man David Lebenbom and ex-
ecutive committee member
Alvin Kushner of the Detroit
Jewish Community Council
will attend the meetings,
which will adopt the final

draft for NJCRAC's Joint Pro-
gram Plan. The plan serves
as a public relations and
issues guide for Jewish com-
munity groups.

Rabin To Ease

Jerusalem (JTA) — Defense
Minister Yitzhak Rabin will
consider easing restrictions
on the Palestinian population
in the administered ter-
ritories, according to two
Knesset members.
Amnon Rubinstein and Yit-
zhak Artzi, members of the
new Center movement, said
Rabin's concessions would be
contingent on the continua-
tion of the present relative
calm in the territories. Accor-
ding to one report, they could

include a reform of the ad-
ministrative detention ap-
peals process.
Meanwhile, the head of the
civil administration in the
West Bank, Col. Rami Yadin,
handed over a check for
35,000 shekels ($22,000) to a
resident of Beita village, near
Nablus, as compensation for
the destruction of his home by
the Israel Defense Force in
The IDF demolished 14
homes in Peita as .a punitive
measure against villagers
who took part in an April 6
confrontation with teen-age
Jewish hikers from the near-
by settlement of Eilon Moreh.
The man who received the
check was found to have had
no part in the incident, and
the payment was an admis-
sion of the IDF's error.

Kushner To Be
Less Technical

Alvin Kushner, former
Jewish Community Council
executive director, will be
guest speaker Saturday at the
2nd Symposium on Computer
Aided Engineering in Ann

Kushner will discuss com-
munity organizations. He was
invited by the Detroit
Chinese Engineers Associa-
tion, the Free China Student
Association, the Ann Arbor
Computer Aided Engineering
Association, and the Univer-
sity of Michigan's Chinese
Student Union and Depart-
ment of Mechanical
Engineering and Applied



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